Great job to all of the bands at our Spring mini-concerts last night! Each group really took on some challenging music and succeeded! I appreciate all the folks that came to support the groups and following all of the COVID specific rules. I was so proud of not just the students but our whole band community, last night!
On a less positive note, Evening of Jazz has been postponed for this weekend. The chance of rain keeps growing. We need to be able to setup a lot of rain-adverse electronics and we need a dry courtyard for our audience. The chances for that look very shaky. Also, and very importantly, if we did it this weekend, Indian Woods would not be able to participate and as the Indian Woods Jazz Band alums, i.e. The South Jazz Band makes clear to me, this is such an important performance for the middle schoolers...it is worth waiting a little bit so they can join. Tentatively, we are looking at Friday, June 4th, but I need to confirm that with the students. I will let you know as soon as I do.
OK, good news, again! Mr. James has put together a fantastic video to highlight this year's senior band members. We watched a shortened version at the concerts last night and we showed the full version to the class this week. Here is the link so you can watch it at home or share with others.
Some end of the year this and thats:
Band Camps-New Marchers and Perc Camp for this year's freshmen and incoming freshmen-June 1 & 2
New Marchers and Perc return on July 26 & 27
1st hour Marching Camp-July 26-Aug. 4th
Return that Music-Please really look for any music from last Spring or this year. We are missing a lot! Just drop it off on the table outside the band room.
Instrument Rental and Return-If you are renting an instrument, they are 30.00 for the summer. Checks go to SMSD. You will also need a contract turned in my you and a parent. If you will be done with the instrument. Just drop it off outside my office with you name on it after your last rehearsal.